“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Heb. 12:2)
There is no special way to pray, no verse to memorize, no Scripture to quote repeatedly that will miraculously manifest the joy of the Lord and its fullness in our lives.
There is, however, faith and godly works.
Faith that comes by hearing the Word of God and obedience to fulfill His Word that we hear.
Throughout these last few posts we have looked at Scriptures that explain what the “joy of the Lord” is.
We have seen that joy is part of the fruit of the Spirit and that if we have been born again the Holy Spirit dwells inside of us.
His peace, His faith, His joy and all the fruit of the Spirit flows inside of us like a river.
However, for various reasons we lose access to that flow and the manifested “fullness of joy” ceases to be present in our daily lives.
We have seen that the devil wants to keep us without joy and without strength, and we have seen what the Bible says we must do to behold the manifested presence of God and the fullness of joy in our lives.
We have seen that if we have faith in God’s Word and we are obedient to do the things that He has called us to do, then we will behold God’s presence as He brings His will to pass and we will experience the fullness of joy that accompanies His presence.
We will spiritually live our lives daily in Christ, at the right hand of God, being conscience of His presence and filled to the overflowing with His joy.
“Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.” (Psalm 16:11)